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About ten years ago, Peter Singer praised a pornographic book about bestiality, and he was widely condemned.  Now, a new novel is out that contains graphic depictions of sexual intercourse between a woman and a chimpanzee, and it is receiving positive reviews in mainstream newspapers.  This is a disturbing sign of the continuing slip-sliding away of our culture, and a subversive assault on human exceptionalism.

Details and analysis—but no graphic quotes—over at Secondhand Smoke .

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